Aurea’s the name and this blog is created in conjunction with my final fashion design projects and elective classes at Massey University, with a little bit of my personal stories here and there.



Challenging the effects of American colonialism onto the Philippine society through fashion.

Tatsulok (triangle) questions and challenges the influences of the American colonizers in early 20th century Philippines. On the surface, the country was made to believe that the Americans were the saviors of the country from the Spanish oppression. What is underneath is the infiltration of American ideals into the Philippine politics, culture and economy that to this day have misplaced the nationalism of Filipinos emphasized by the separation of the social classes. This project looks into empowering a unified voice of Philippine nationalism against impact of colonialism through the powerful voice of fashion.

"Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. The rest of it will take care of itself."

Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic Author

Writing for Designers

Creative writing, academic writing, reviews and many other styles of writing for designers are learned and experimented in this paper. This is the part of the blog where those samples and my final product exists.

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Manifesto of a Filipino Creative

This is what I stand for and live by as a Filipino creative exploring, creating and telling...

Review Form: Class Notes

A review article may contain all or some of the following: Context, background, author,...

Review Form: Virtual Fashion Show with #RajoRunwayOnline

Creative Exposition Update (02/08/20): This review was first written on May 20, 2020 after...

Review Form Exercise: Es Devlin, the Art of Design

One of the highlights of the narrative on Es Devlin was how much of her work and her...

"You can make anything by writing."

C.S. Lewis

Alice In Wonderland, Author
Elective Project - Semester 1

Advanced Apparel Research

Digital Pattern Making


Tracing Jacket block pieces from its draft in Adobe Illustrator

Here’s how the pieces were separated from the draft of the block. Again at a faster...

Interface set up of Adobe Illustrator for Pattern Making

There are many ways to set up any of the Adobe applications. This set up was prompted by...

Grading blocks in Adobe Illustrator

Unlike the Gerber Accumark program where features are designed to facilitate garment...

Personal blog

The Ultimate Long Haul Flight Outfit to the Tropics

Let’s face it, getting ourselves to and from one country to another is not the most...

Why Fashion?

This was an old post from before the website went down and I lost all my files and...

Blogging, again?

Making this year count by making success to achieve the only goal for the year.